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Silly question.. are UK birth certificates and birth registrations the same thing?

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Silly question.. are UK birth certificates and birth registrations the same thing?

Posted: 1545252965000
Classification: Query
A very newbie question.. are birth registrations that you can search on this site the same as birth certificates, or are birth registrations something slightly different?

Basically, I have a birth certificate with childs name and DOB, and mothers name (no DOB, no fathers name). I have a birth registration that matches the child's name (which is quite specific), for the same month and year, in the same place. The only difference is that the registration lists the mother's maiden name, which is different to the name I have on the birth certificate (which I don't know if its a maiden or married name).

So basically is there no way this birth registration matches my birth certificate, because all information would be the same? Or do you register a child separately and therefore information might be slightly different?
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